Chat-Like OS X Email App 'Unibox' Now Available in Mac App Store

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Unibox, a Messages-style email client that entered public beta back in September, is now available for download from the Mac App Store.

    Aiming to revolutionize the email experience, Unibox is designed to make email more personal through an organizational system that groups emails by contacts. The app's interface is divided into two panes, with the left side displaying contacts and the right side displaying all messages that have been exchanged with a particular person or website.

    Emails are composed within a single window, eliminating the concept of separate compose windows utilized by existing apps like Mail. Received attachments are readily available, displayed in a grid view, and the app also supports additional features like simple account switching and multiple aliases.

    Unibox supports all IMAP accounts and works with both Mountain Lion and Mavericks. It can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $9.99. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Chat-Like OS X Email App 'Unibox' Now Available in Mac App Store
  2. macrumors 603


    Oct 13, 2008
    Everywhere And Nowhere
    looks good to me. I have Airmail at this time.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    There is definitely room for improvement over the in Mavericks. It's been slow for me. (I've been using Airmail, which is a great app.)

    I'll be interested to see the reviews on Unibox as well.
  4. macrumors regular

    Nov 3, 2008
    Tried the beta, was pretty good (except all the views exempt for people view were useless, and it was hard to easily find old unread email). Seems expensive considering Airmail is 2$.
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2012
    Does airmail allow you to use different sender emails such as mailbox for iphone since I have multiple emails in my gmail account
  6. macrumors 6502


    Sep 9, 2008
    San Juan, PR
    Too simple. I tested the Unibox beta and closed it 10 minutes later.

    Tested the Airmail beta back then and using all the time. When available in MAS it was an instant buy.

    Unibox $9.99 vs Airmail $1.99
  7. macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009
    $10 for an email client that did not support Exchange during beta? Huh?

    I did use this during beta and was very underwhelmed to the point launch price should have been tied to an incentive, like $2 for now and then ramp it to $10 after a week.

    And like already mentioned by someone else, I've been trying Airmail and like it a lot.
  8. macrumors regular

    Nov 26, 2002
    For "power" users someone might look at MailMate.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    It allows for Alias sending. Is that what you mean?
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2012
    It is, haha thanks I couldn't recall the correct "term"
  11. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    Cool way to look at email, but not $10 cool...
  12. macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    I tested this out in beta but found it to be somewhat awkward.

    I found it didn't work for 3 reasons:
    -I keep things in my inbox as reminders (they not are done as I read them)
    -Many emails come from companies/are alerts. These didn't really make sense in unibox.
    -It gives the impression that your inbox is bottomless/ there is no end point. It's hard to get a scale of time.

    I did like the conversation view though. It was better than box Sparrow's and Airmail's.

    I now use Airmail and am very happy with it. It got an update today too.
  13. macrumors 604


    Nov 26, 2007
    How does it handle group emails?

    Is there a demo available? If this works as well as I imagine it could, I'll gladly fork over $10 for it, but I'd rather be reassured it'll work for me before I pay anything.
  14. macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Just what the industry needed. Enforce the use of e-mail as an IM client.
  15. macrumors 601

    Jul 11, 2008
    Between this, Postbox, and native Mail, which is best?
  16. macrumors 68030

    Oct 21, 2012
    My problem with these third party email clients is that yes, they provide quite good features, but if you have a large mailbox, they bog down really quickly.

    I loved Sparrow, but it was pretty much unusable most of the time. Whilst there are features that I'd love in the native Mavericks mail app - it's the only Mac mail client I've been able to find which can cope with my 15GB mailbox.
  17. macrumors 68040


    Aug 31, 2007
    Land of the Free-Waiting for Term Limits

    I tried this in beta, and quickly left it.
    I use folders as my lifeline, and need them as a "filing cabinet" if you will.

    This was far from useable for me.
  18. macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2007
    Compared to hop

    We'll if the developers respond faster than the developers of Hop, that would be an improvement. I was 48,000th in line (I'm not exaggerating). After a week, I am 45,000th! So I should finally be able to use the app sometime around March. I hate when developers do this sort of thing.
  19. macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2013
    And the point is? There are better options available and even the default Mail app is better than this.
  20. SvP
    macrumors 6502

    Mar 31, 2009
    I'm using mailbox with two accounts: one of 17 GB, one of ~6GB.. works awesome. Not to say you should change or anything, just that some apps seems to have it worked out :)
  21. macrumors 68020

    Sep 23, 2008
    I had the same impression. The metaphor of the conversations does not always work, especially not with e-mail. When I opened the beta for the first time, it made absolutely no sense to me. Neither is Unibox capable of organising your e-mails, which means that you will not be able to use folders effectively and empty on your inbox. There is also no support for rules, as far as I know. I think it would have to fit a very specific and casual workflow, but it's not mine.

    I would love to ditch Apple's Mail any time. But it's the only neat e-mail client with Exchange support. I really liked Postbox, but it failed at that point too. I hope to see Mailbox for the Mac too, if the iOS app ever supports something else than Gmail.
  22. macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2013
    After Sparrow I've switched to AirMail. One 8GB account, and one at 5GB. Everything works like a charm. AirMail is fast, beautiful and with a lot of features.

    At 2$ its a no brainer for me :)
  23. macrumors 68020


    Feb 16, 2012
    Airmail has Exchange Support - that's what I'm working with at the moment.
  24. macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2010
    You mind sharing how you set it up. I'm having trouble setting my email account from college.
  25. macrumors newbie


    Aug 8, 2013
    I always end up going back to Gmail's web interface.

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